Massachusetts Council of School Committee Administrative Personnel (COSCAP)
How to Join?
In order to join the Council, an MASC website account must be created. Register for an account at this link. You will need your MASC member code to register for a new account - if you do not have a code yet, contact MASC by email or at 617-523-8454.Join COSCAP
The MASC/MASS Annual Joint Conference (held in November) sponsors a meeting for all Massachusetts school administrative assistants and Superintendent/School Committee secretaries. For the past year, administrative assistants and executive secretaries throughout the state have been meeting to establish a formal organization in conjunction with the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. We have worked with the MASC to draft bylaws and establish a formal Council under MASC. At the MASC/MASS Joint Conference held on November 20, 2009 in Hyannis, the Council was formalized, our bylaws presented and voted, and an Executive Committee was established.
2019-2020 COSCAP Executive Board
- Chair: Barbara Emerick (Uxbridge Public Schools)
- Vice-Chair: Kate Belsky (Hampden-Wilbraham)
- Secretary: Leah Tambolleo (Monomoy Regional) [not pictured]
- Member at Large: Bridget McNamara (Seekonk)
- Member at Large: Peg Grimes (Plymouth)
Membership in the Council:
Annual membership dues for are $100.00 per person (information about changes in dues available here). Dues are used to provide professional development opportunities for administrative assistants.
Our hope is that you will join the council. Membership will provide professional development opportunities at the annual MASC/MASS Conference and throughout the year. You will have a say in future Professional Development offerings and COSCAP will work to tailor professional development opportunities to the needs of its membership.
Email Discussion Group
The very active "MASCsec" Listserv email discussion forum is an invaluable tool to those who use it. It enables Massachusetts school committee secretaries and administrative assistants who sign up to seek guidance, share information and exchange ideas and resources with one another. Subscribe to the MASCsec List or see the MASCsec List Archives.
NEW: Administrative Assistant Award
The Administrative Assistant of the Year Award, sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, is designed to bring recognition to the valuable work that secretaries and administrative assistants do in our schools. This award will recognize an outstanding individual who has succeeded in providing high-quality performance in a variety of school-office settings. Applicants will have demonstrated excellent leadership, commitment to staff and students, service to their communities, and contributions to the overall school experience.
Download Information / Nomination Form
NEW: Assisting the School Assistant Program (ASAP)
COSCAP is piloting a new mentoring program for new Administrative/Executive Assistants to receive support from veteran Administrative/Executive Assistants. More information is available here.
Fall 2019 Conference
Superintendent Administrative Assistant Salary Resources
COSCAP conducted a survey of Superintendent Administrative Assistants in order to compare salary information for central office administrators across school districts. The results of this survey are now available to members on this page.
Members may access the COSCAP Handbook here.
Job Descriptions Resource Booklet
COSCAP has compiled a booklet containing job descriptions for relevant central office positions from a wide variety of school districts. The booklet is available for download here.